Local News Briefs Monday 9/29/14

The boil water, bottle water advisory issued for the Village of Oakfield has been lifted. Village officials say testing has found no contamination in the water system. To flush your system it’s advised that you run all cold water faucets for three minutes. Flush ice makers by making and discarding three batches of ice. Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle. Drinking water fountains should be run for three minutes. Water coolers with direct water connections should be run for five minutes.

FDL Street Projects Should Finish On Time

Fond du Lac Public Works Director Jordan Skiff says most of the City’s major street projects have gone smoothly this past summer. He says they had a couple of big projects on 15th Street and Arndt Street.He says the underground utilities work is what takes the most time on those types of projects. He says a couple of other street projects are wrapping up as well. A short extension of 2nd Street from Military to Brooke is complete and a few water services had to be put in. He says they continue to do some bridge sealing work and manhole rehabilitation.

UW-FDL Facilities Master Plan Will Be Rolled Out

UW-Fond du Lac Dean John Short says they will be ready to roll out the master planning for the UW facilities for a County committee and the County Board over the next few months. He says they looked at all their facilities and grounds in the planning. He says that included the site for student housing, dredging new ponds, learning spaces and potential sites for new buildings. He says they also looked at maintenance issues for their existing facilities such as roofs, capital projects and use of technology as well. He says a County committee will get the first look at the plan next month. He says the County Board will get a look at the comprehensive plan after that.

Senator Fitzgerald On Tax Cut Discussions

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says Republicans would like to cut taxes more during the next state budget cycle. He says it’s something that has been discussed, but it has to have an impact that will further spur the economy. He says a $322 dollar tax cut for a family four is something they talked about during the last session. He says people will spend money they have in their pockets. He says some fellow legislators want to see Wisconsin move further down the list of most taxed states, but he says that’s not something that will happen overnight.

Lt. Governor Speaker At Noon Rotary In FDL

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will be the guest speaker today at the Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club meeting. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac and the luncheon will start at noon.

Baldwin Representative In FDL And Oshkosh Wednesday

A regional representative of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will be holding office hours in Fond du Lac and Winnebago Counties this Wednesday. That representative will be at the Oshkosh Public Library from 10 to 11 a.m. that morning and the Fond du Lac Public Library from 1 to 2 p.m. that afternoon. Constituents will have the chance to meet with staff and request assistance with a federal agency or discuss other federal issues. No appointment is necessary.